Here's something that you don't see in a job advertisement so often: the requirement that you must imbibe alcohol if you want the position. Well, that's just the prerequisite that some jobs in Utah require - and that's a state that's hardly known as a haven for lushes. A few positions may come up soon on the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission - and a bill that's circulating in the state legislature would require that at least two members of the panel actually consume alcohol.
According to the New York Times, the state has been unduly harsh to the liquor industry because of all the members of the Mormon Church that hold positions in the government (and Mormons don't drink).
Check it out: Applicants for the two drinking slots — all commissioners are selected by the governor — would even have to sign an affidavit to the effect that they had consumed alcohol for at least a year before their appointment.
While drinking once a year would technically fit the bill, we think that the positions would be well served by those who regularly tipple. In fact - maybe we should move out there and start running for the governor's nomination. Commissioner Barfly, anyone?